Star Wars fans have taken to social media to express their love for the Axolotl-like alien Nyx. Nix is featured prominently in the trailer for Massive Entertainment’s newly released open-world action game Star Wars Outlaws.
Just last month, social media was ablaze with messages thanking Turgle, the strange frog boy from Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Now that the tuggles are swiftly moving away from the rear-view mirror, the fickle Star Wars fan base has found fluffier targets for its sometimes terrifying love. The cute and playful sidekick of Star Wars: Outlaw protagonist Kay Vess, known simply as Nyx.
Upon being introduced to Nyx, multiple Star Wars fans immediately pledged their lives to protect this charismatic creature. To be fair, Nyx looks like she can handle herself, judging by the newly released gameplay trailer for Star Wars Outlaws.
As it has been asked several times before, this charming little creature called Nyx is a loyal companion to Kay Vess!More Kay and Nicks action scheduled for tomorrow #UbiForward! #star wars outlaws pic.twitter.com/EuDZEr94RO
— Chastity Vicencio (@chastity_v) June 11, 2023
— Steve Begvari (@SVegvari) June 12, 2023
pov you are me i saw nyx for the first time in the trailer pic.twitter.com/CXuJ4NGSci
— Savi ‧₊˚ (@andorisms) June 11, 2023
— Alden Diaz 🎙️ (@ThatAldenDiaz) June 11, 2023
I am ready to revolve my character around this cute son of a gun in the near future…
— Joseph Moran (@MrBadBit) June 13, 2023
Nyx belong to a rare and exotic species known as Merkar, from a planet of unknown origin. However, some fans were quick to point out its resemblance to the noble Aholochil. It’s a type of frilly aquatic salamander found on Earth that has the amazing ability to regenerate entire limbs (apparently). Hopefully, Massive Entertainment doesn’t feel the need to let Nyx do what he’s capable of after his run-in with the Empire and the various criminal syndicates slated to appear in the Star Wars Outlaws story.
Alien Axolotl FTW pic.twitter.com/InJuakM2IR
—OnlyTigger (@theonlytigger) June 12, 2023
— Kelly M ✨️ (@Kello_Ren) June 11, 2023
Star Wars veteran Dee Bradley Baker quickly showed his appreciation for character design by creating fan art depicting Nicks, who was to be voiced by him, often with lifelong friend Vess. Some people made a statement.
— Aki (@kixnstyx) June 12, 2023
During gameplay, the player can prompt Nyx to perform certain actions, similar to how protagonist Cal Kestis acted in concert with the droid BD-1 in the Star Wars Jedi game series. can. It’s also generally smarter, as far as we know, to allow Vess to interact with objects from a distance without being able to use the Force at all.
Star Wars Outlaws is set to release on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC later this year.
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Image Credits: Ubisoft